Supplementary Exam or Assessment

Students can retake an exam or complete an assessment if it has the potential to help them pass their unit.

A Supplementary Exam or Assessment refers to when a student is given the opportunity to repeat their assessment or exam so that they may pass the unit.

Eligibility Criteria

The student has an automatic right to a supplementary exam or assessment if they have achieved a mark of 50% or greater for their final unit result but have failed in one or more mandatory components of the unit.

If you have achieved a borderline mark (40 – 49%) in a unit, you may be offered a supplementary exam or assessment by your Unit Coordinator. 

The Unit Coordinator will agree to granting a supplementary exam or assessment if they feel the student has a reasonable probability of passing.  

Supplementary Assessment Process

Once you have been granted a supplementary exam or assessment, your Unit Coordinator will email you to explain what needs to be completed and when. 

The only grades available after a supplementary assessment are a Pass (P) or Fail (N). An Ungraded Pass is not available. You have the right to appeal supplementary results (link to Assessment Re-mark), providing you have valid grounds. 

 If you are unable to attend a supplementary exam due to illness or exceptional circumstances, you can apply for a deferred assessment.

Head to ‘Deferred Assessments’ page at Murdoch’s website for more information. 

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